In 1947, the Cleveland Indians and New York Giants decided to avoid practicing in the winter cold and ascend on Phoenix for some valuable training time. Under the warm Arizona sun, 15 teams now call Metro Phoenix “home” for 8 weeks as they prepare for the long 162-game season.
Cactus League Spring Training in Arizona is now as common as desert wildflowers and clear blue skies during February and March.
Above all, the fans love it. They also leave bad weather and cold climates to enjoy the Metro Phoenix and Central Scottsdale lifestyle for a few weeks, catch their hometown team, and experience everything our area has to offer.
With our office in the heart of McCormick Ranch, we love being able to walk or bike over to Salt River Fields to catch the Arizona Diamondbacks or Colorado Rockies, or a short drive into South Scottsdale to see the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium – just a quick walk from Old Town Scottsdale. The other 13 teams are easy to catch as well, with various locations all over Metro Phoenix, but none ever too far away.
Below are links to all teams and stadiums. For more info on Cactus League Spring Training, click here.
Spring Training comes and goes quickly – grab some lawn seats, a few colds ones, and kick back!